In "The Old Man," Suspense takes us to Times Square in New York City for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. The new year, 1962, is still six hours away, but the crowds are already out on the streets, ready to celebrate the passage of the old year to the new. We hear the sounds of the city as a CBS radio news reporter describes the scene around him.
Next, we are transported to the New Year's celebration in the heavenly realms of the Office of Time. "The Director" and his secretary are discussing the plans for that night's farewell ceremony for the old year. She thinks it is a shame that the Old Man has to be shoved out of the organization in favor of an infant, but "The Director" tells her that "when a man's job is done, he must step aside."
Old Man 1961 doesn't agree with his boss and refuses to retire. He wants to stay on the job and make a better name for himself.
"The Old Man" was written by Bob Corcoran. Leon Janney starred as the Old Man and "The Director" was played by Reynold Osborne. Also appearing were: Ralph Camargo, Ivor Francis, Larry Haines , Rita Lloyd, Guy Repp, and Lawson Zerbe. This episode aired on December 31, 1961.
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